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Martin Alperen

Martin Alperen

Senior Attorney at Law Office of Martin Alperen
  • Estate Planning
  • California, Colorado, Massachusetts, New York, The U.S. Virgin Islands
Claimed Lawyer Profile

Attorney Martin Alperen is a former police officer and search and rescue team leader who understands the risks that first responders face in service to their communities. Law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMTs, and healthcare providers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic can all benefit from an estate plan that accounts for their own needs if they are incapacitated, as well as their family’s needs if they are no longer alive to support and provide for them. We strive to make our services accessible to first responders so that you can put an estate plan in place without hesitation, rather than waiting until it may be too late.

Professional Experience
Sole Proprietor
Law Office of Martin Alperen
- Current
Homeland Security/Emergency Management Consulting
Martin J. Alperen, J.D., M.A.
- Current
Assistant District Attorney Volunteer, Misdemeanor Division
District Attorney's Office, San Francisco, CA
Homeland Security - Emergency Management Division Homeland Security/Emergency Management Planner, volunteer, and then employee, Analyst IV,
University of California San Francisco, Police Department, San Francisco, CA
Martin J. Alperen, San Francisco, CA
St. John Rescue, Inc., St. John, VI
Assistant Attorney General/Criminal Trial Attorney/Chief - Civil Asset Forfeiture Unit
U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Justice, St. Thomas, VI
Sole Proprietor
Law Offices of Martin J. Alperen, Boston & Wayland, MA
Staff Attorney - Insurance Coverage and Negligence Defense
Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Richman, New York, NY
Police Officer/Uniformed Patrol and Undercover Operations
Provincetown Police Department, Provincetown, MA
Assistant District Attorney/Criminal Trial Attorney
Kings County District Attorney's Office, Brooklyn, NY
Articles & Publications
Oral Argument on video: 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Min Chen v. Sessions, #13-73786
"Foundations of Homeland Security: Law and Policy, Second Edition"
John Wiley & Sons, Publishers - ISBN: 978-1-119-28911-1
"Police-Community Relations Fundamental To Homeland Security,"
Homeland Security Today
"City Needs to Rethink Emergency Services Hierarchy,"
Berkeley [California] Daily Planet
Police Community Relations are Fundamental to Homeland Security
Feature Article, Homeland Defense Journal, Special Edition - Dear Mr. President, V6, #6
The Virgin Islands, America's Underbelly
Economist Magazine
Virgin Islands Criminal, Vehicle and Traffic Laws Annotated
Lexis Law Publishing
Poor Use of Homeland Security Money
St. John Tradewinds
Naval Postgraduate School
Traps for the Unwary: Conflicts of Interest in Criminal Cases
Virgin Islands Bar Journal, V7, #1
Master's Degree - Homeland Security
Naval Postgraduate School
Professional Associations
State Bar of California  # 264122
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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New York
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The U.S. Virgin Islands
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U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
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U.S. District Court, District of the Virgin Islands
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U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
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  • Free Consultation
    With so many important decisions to make, we expect that you will have questions, and we are ready to answer them. Whether you need to update an existing estate plan or start completely fresh, contact us today at 415-534-1200 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Practice Area
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Additional Practice Areas
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Last Will and Testament
  • Advance Health Care Directive
  • California HIPAA Authorizations
  • Nominations of Guardian
  • Revocable Living Trust
  • Asset Protection
  • Legacy Planning
  • Business Owners and Their Businesses
  • Probate
  • Contested Wills and Estates
  • Medicaid and Medicare Planning
  • Estate Planning for First Responders
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Law Office of Martin Alperen
P.O.Box 225081
San Francisco, CA 94122
Telephone: (415) 534-1200
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed